INTERNATIONAL JOHN BONHAM A CELEBRATION II
REDDITCH, WORCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND
SATURDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2021
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CODA - a Tribute to Led Zeppelin are Europe's most authentic and exciting Led Zeppelin tribute band, replicating the power,excitement and magic of a Led Zeppelin show like no other. They are the only proper four-piece Zep tribute band in Europe that looks and sounds as close to the real thing as possible, featuring authentic-looking and sounding instruments as well as incredible, hand-made replica costumes that will take you back to the time when the Gods of Rock ruled the world!
Formed by four musicians with a love of, and dedication to, the music of Led Zeppelin, this is no parody or ego trip, just an honest and true representation of the music of the greatest rock band ever, Led Zeppelin, performed live on stage with no tricks, backing tracks or safety net!
If you like your Led Zeppelin tribute band with big hair, all the stage moves and excitement of the original band, an incredible attention to detail unrivaled by any other Led Zeppelin tribute band, a singer with all the range and power of Robert Plant, a guitarist with all the riffs and groove of Jimmy Page,a drummer with the feel and power of John Bonham and a multi-instrumental bassist like John Paul Jones, this is the Led Zeppelin tribute band for you!
Palace Drum Clinic Young Drummer of the Year 2019 Michael MacCourt first played the drums when he was given a toy drum kit at two years old. Since then, he has achieved his Grade 8 and has toured Worcestershire with Reggae, Punk and Jazz bands at venues such as Birmingham Town Hall.
Michael loves to play swing/jazz, latin, funk and fusion, and has been influenced by many drummers, past and present, including Yussef Dayes and Mark Guiliana. Despite enjoying an eclectic mix of genres and the individual styles of particular drummers, Buddy Rich, Anika Nilles and Ulysses Owens Jr. all stand out as particular favourites. Michael is influenced by the styles of many different drummers, using those influences in his own playing.
He is currently part of the Royal Birmingham Junior Conservatoire Jazz department which is greatly developing his skills as a musician and a drummer.
Del Bromham's STRAY were originally formed by four school friends back in 1966. By 1970 Stray had released their first album simply titled “Stray” and were a hugely popular act on the club scene in the UK and Europe.
They are one of the great British hard rock bands and are still one of the hardest gigging and excellent live acts on the circuit. With festival appearances at the Cambridge Rock Festival, Hard Rock Hell, The New Day Festival , The Giants of Rock Festival in Minehead and the Great British Rock & Blues Festival in Skegness.
With founder member Del Bromham on guitar and vocals, the band mix scintillating guitar playing in a twin guitar format with original member, Pete Dyer, firmly back in the fold. The addition of Pearl Handled Revolver's Simon Rinaldo on keys drives the melodic anthemic such as "All In Your Mind" - covered by the million selling Iron Maiden with whom Stray have toured Europe. Indeed their tours with Rush and Kiss earned them a truly international reputation.
We are delighted to have them join us and play a selection of great songs, which they have recorded over the years.
John Coghlan's Quo The original Quo drummer with his great band brings you vintage Quo from the period he performed with Status Quo 1962 -1981.
John Coghlan joined Francis Rossi and Alan Lancaster in their newly formed band 'The Spectres' in 1962. The group went through a series of name changes,including Traffic Jam, before becoming Status Quo in the late 60s when Rick Parfitt also joined the line-up.
in the years that followed, a string of chart-topping hits include:
*Pictures of Matchstick Men *Ice in the Sun *Down the Dustpipe *In my Chair * Paper Plane * Mean Girl *Caroline *Break the Rules *Down Down *Roll Over Lay Down *Rain *Mystery Song *Wild Side of Life *Rocking All Over the World *Again and Again *Whatever You Want *Living on an Island *What You're Proposing
For Quo fans and alike this time is often regarded as Quo's "Classic" period.
In 2013 and 2014, John rejoined Franciss Rossi, Rick Parfitt and Alan Lancaster for two sell-out Status Quo Frantic Four Reunion Tours, appearing all over the UK and Europe and reigniting the excitement of the early days of Quo.
During the late nineties John Coghlan's Quo was formed and through various line-ups has enjoyed regular gigs across the UK and Europe. The current band consists of John on drums, with Mick Hughes on guitar and vocals, Rick Chase on bass and vocals, and Pete Mace on guitar and vocals completing the line-up.
KP's Groundhogs Way back in the halcyon days of rock there came a trio of 'superheroes' known as THE GROUNDHOGS riding the Blues boom into uncharted territory. They gained a reputation as one of the most dynamic live acts around and are influential and inspirational to this day. The classic line-up of Tony McPhee, Ken Pustelnik and Pete Cruickshank toured the world for 6 years straight, including seminal shows with greats like the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall and Canned Heat, and the legendary 1970 Isle of Wight Festival.
In this time they produced 4 renowned albums: 'Blues Obituary', 'Thank Christ For The Bomb', 'Split', and 'Who Will Save The World?'.
Now Ken brings you a new and exciting line-up - Ken Pustelnik (Drums), Chris D'Avoine (Guitar/Vocal), Sol Latif (Guitar) and Latch Manghat (Bass) - Ken Pustelnik's Groundhogs, playing that classic material with verve and power, and giving performances of energuy and excitement that are as fresh and relevant to the modern audience as the originals were back in the day.
One of the leaders of the New Wave of Classic Rock. Vambo have been attracting attention and fans over the last two years. Festival appearances at Download, Isle of Wight, with Giants and Legends of Rock, The Great British Rock and Blues and countless others are propelling Vambo fast up the ranks of bands to see in UK and Europe. Their first album Vambo Deluxe is ahead mix of classic rock brought band up to date with imaginative vocals, stinging guitars and a rhythm section powerful enough to drive a train. A measure of their popularity can be weighed by their invitations as special guests on Cats in Space and Praying Mantis UK tours later this year.
GEORDIE were formed in early 1972 ,comprising four seasoned pros from the local club circuit in the North East of England. It didn’t take the band long to realise their aspirations lay far beyond their geographical location.
Original material was taking shape almost immediately and following the recording of a demo, September saw the lads heading to London to tout their tape to the major record labels.
During a six week assault on the capital the band finally signed to industry giants EMI with the first single ‘Don’t Do That’ already earmarked. The song entered the top 40 in December after extensive radio play. The album ‘Hope You Like It’ followed close on its heels and Geordie were well and truly on their way.
February 1973 heralded the release of the follow up single ‘All Because Of You’ which reached number 6 in the national chart. Soon after, ‘Can You Do It’, ‘Electric Lady’, and ‘Black Cat Woman’ also enjoyed chart success.
Always a hard working band, extensive tours were undertaken around the globe reaching as far as Australia where they were firm favourites. At the same time, some key support slots including Deep Purple’s Burn tour were gaining valuable exposure for the band.
1974 saw the release of their second album ‘Don’t Be Fooled By The Name’ along with further touring in territories familiar and new.
In 1980, world renowned rock band AC/DC recruited Brian Johnson into their fold after the untimely death of their vocalist Bon Scott.
A brief reprise in the 80s with new vocalist Rob Turnbull yielded most notably the ‘No Sweat’ album.
In 2018 Tom Hill and Brian Gibson decided once again to play these great songs live with a brand new line up comprising Steve Dawson, formerly of Animals II, on guitar, and the powerful voice of newcomer Mark Wright taking on vocal duties.
Original guitarist and primary songwriter Vic Malcolm is happily still involved on the writing/recording side for all upcoming future products.
GEORDIE are back. Their aim - KEEP ON ROCKING!
Old friends Leon and Mart let loose as You Dirty Blue early in 2016, quickly gaining a reputation for their impressive high energy live shows. After the release of ‘Pictures from Pages’, a six track introduction to the sound of You Dirty Blue, the band became well established within the Birmingham music scene. In 2018, they performed at the inaugural John Bonham A Celebration and went down a storm with the audience. Their new single, 'The Sky Ain't The Limit' is released on Wednesday 23rd June.
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